Tom Hardy Cast In ‘Splinter Cell’ Movie


Not even a month after Michael Fassbender was cast as the lead in the Assassin’s Creed adaptation and Wreck-It Ralph became the highest rated video game movie ever made (suck it, The Wizard), Variety reports that Inception and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy has been cast as Sam Fisher in the long-delayed film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.

The movie has had a long pre-production, with a teaser trailer shipping on the disk of the franchise’s second sequel 2006’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory which you can watch after the break. Since then, the rights of a Splinter Cell movie have reverted from Paramount and back to Ubisoft, who has been talking with Warner Brothers and maybe a return to Paramount as potential studios. Ubisoft, who is also creating the Assassin’s Creed movie seem to be taking an unconventional take on crafting these movies by hiring the A-Lister star first, before they even have a director, studio, of a finished script. The script is currently being written by The International writer Eric Warren Singer, who also wrote the upcoming game Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

The Splinter Cell franchise follows Sam Fisher, a secret agent who addresses his missions with a bit more tact and thought than Jason Bourne or James Bond. While the other famous secret agents would leave considerable amounts of collateral damage, when Sam Fisher does his job correctly, no one even knows he was there. It could make for a very tense and exciting take on the spy-genre.

 The no longer relevant 2006 teaser:

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